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Annual report 2003-2004

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Message from the Chief Commissioner

June 2004

I am pleased to report on the work of the Ontario Human Rights Commission for the April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004 fiscal year. 

This year, the Commission opened 2,450 cases and closed 2,038 cases. The active caseload on March 31, 2004 was 2,549 cases. The average age of the Commission’s active caseload was 10.8 months, which indicates that the Commission continues to maintain a caseload that is 12 months or less. The Commission referred a record 288 human rights complaints to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

During 2003-2004, the Commission accomplished several key achievements. Most notably, the Commission:

Finally, I am grateful to staff for their continued hard work, which has enabled the Commission to meet a number of challenges during the past year.

Keith C. Norton Q.C., B.A., LL.B
Chief Commissioner

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) is an arm’s length agency of the government, accountable to the Legislature of Ontario through the Attorney General.  The Commission’s principal functions are set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) and include the promotion and advancement of human rights and the investigation, mediation, settlement and litigation of complaints. 


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